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Unitec presents - Indigenous Data Sovereignty

Explore the concept of Indigenous Data Sovereignty with Aleisha Amohia & Chris Cormack. Own your data, own your future!

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20 May, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM

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The Backhouse, 28 Taupo Quay, Whanganui 4500

The Watering Hole


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Unitec presents - Indigenous Data Sovereignty

Thanks to the sponsorship of Unitec, the Whanganui Tech Network is proud to bring you an enlightening panel discussion on the critical topic of Indigenous Data Sovereignty, featuring prominent voices in the field, including Aleisha Amohia and Chris Cormack. This event will delve into the complexities of data governance, ownership, and control as they pertain to indigenous communities.

Confirmed Panelists:

Aleisha Amohia (Te Ātihaunui-a-Pāpārangi, Cambodia, India)

Aleisha Amohia is a technical lead and software developer who advocates for the importance of data sovereignty, with a specific interest in Māori data sovereignty. Her commitment to social justice initiatives and equity in technology solutions will provide a unique perspective on how data can be managed in a way that respects the cultural and social values of Indigenous peoples.

Chris Cormack (Kāi Tahu, Kāti Māmoe, Waitaha)

Chris Cormack brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to the discussion, with a background that intersects technology and the rights of tāngata whenua. His expertise will shed light on the practical aspects of implementing data sovereignty principles and the challenges faced by Indigenous groups in the digital age.

Topics of Discussion:

- The definition and importance of Indigenous Data Sovereignty.

- The role of technology and the technology sector in empowering Indigenous communities to have sovereignty over their data.

- Challenges and solutions in the implementation of data sovereignty principles.

- Case studies and success stories from around the world.